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of afghanistan today ordered all u.s. special operations forces to leave an embattled area of that country within two weeks because of torture and other allegations against afghans working with the americans. the area is wardak province, not far from kabul. for more on this, we turn to nbc pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, what is this all about? >> lester, this order today shocked u.s. defense and military officials, taken totally by surprise. military officials strongly deny u.s. commandos condone or took part in any kidnappings, torture or murders of afghan civilians or suspects. now, in the past, president karzai has taken the u.s. military to task, in part, to show the afghan people that he's in charge. but wardak province is a taliban stronghold, one of the hottest combat areas in afghanistan. so if karzai's playing politics here, it's an extremely dangerous game, lester. >> could this derail the planned 2014 withdrawal of the majority of troops, the schedule the administration is currently sticking with? >> well, people are already wondering that. president obama has already a
the troops are accused of torturing and abusing other afghans. u.s. officials appear to have been caught off-guard by the order. he say they take the allegations seriously and will launch an investigation. >>> the jury is still out on hollywood's favorite movies of 2012, but we know which ones the critics love to hate. the razzies announced last night. we'll tell what you was recognized as lousy. we'll see how long this ooh kfc. hey, you're supposed to wait for everybody. you know what, while we're waiting why don't we play a game of hide and seek? right now? yeah go hide. go on buddy. one, two... [ son ] come and find me! three! [ son ] are you even looking for me? i am looking! [ male announcer ] bite-sized chicken's grown up. kfc bites. freshly hand-breaded big bites of premium breast meat, seasoned in the colonel's original recipe. try 10 bites with an 8 piece meal for $19.99. [ son ] dad? [ male announcer ] today tastes so good. >>> just a few hours we get to find out which movies actors, and actresses hollywood loved this year. in the meantime here is a look at some of the ones that di
north korea's nuclear weapons and bollistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. and he continued the u.s. remains vigilant in the face of north korean provocations and steadfast in our defense commitments to allies in the region. obviously ther obvious obviously, there is grave concern. the north koreans are saying they have a different type of weapon, more sophisticated, more powerful. what is happening right now is that the u.s. and international organizations are monitoring what they -- what they can from this test. they are sending the united states, sending planes aloft and what they do, they have sensors on them, and they try to sniff the air in a way and figure out exactly what kind of explosion that was. because there are a couple of different types of explosions, and depending on that, we could find out how much they can do of testing in the future and perhaps create a bomb. soledad. >> jill dougherty, thank you, jill. ahead, we'll talk to gordon chang, author of "nuclear showdown." we'll discuss that, st
the cia to track down osama bin laden. >> in the u.s., he's a hero for helping too lead our navy seals to the world's most wanted terrorist, but in pakistan, he's behind bars and considered or. who now wants to use the oscoor too bring attention to the plight of dr. afridi. >> a dramatic smash and grab. in the search to find the before they strike again. >> and the famous image capturing an iconic moment 60 years ago. raidsing the american plaghiro shima in the world war ii's most intense fighting. every day americans are caught in the middle of the budget. sweeping across the board cuts will begin in less than a reach. we heard dire warnings coming from lawmakerings, sequestitration would force longer lines and deep cuts to our military. in reality, the 85 billion in cuts makes up 2.4 percent of the federal budget and prompting republicans to use the white house to using scare tacticings. today lindsay addressing those in an interview on fox on huckabee tonight. here's the bit. >> the idea of republicans letting it go in affect and watching the fix it is not leadership. i thought we w
the u.s. supreme court hears arguments in the case ppl energy verses the internal revenue service. examing whether u.s. corporations can deduct foreign taxes. the justices convene at 10:00 a.m.. tuesday february 26th the house homeland security committee will hear testimony on security at u.s. borders and how to improve it. that is at 10:00 a.m. in room 311 of the cannon building. wednesday february 27th at the u.s. capitol the late civil hts become the first african american woman ever honored with a statue in statue area hall. the unvailing begins at 11:00 a.m.. thursday february 28th the house committee on education and welfare holds hearings on school standards and whether schools are doing enough to measure teacher performance. that is at 9:00 a.m. in the ray burn building. and on friday march 1st at nasa headquarters. nasa advisory committee will hold hearings on the spread of unmanned aircraft systems by civilians in the united states. that is at 8:30 a.m.. that is your capitol run down for the week of february 25th. you can find more on myfoxdc.com and on twitter. i'm tom
. >>> north korea is warning the u.s. its nuclear test overnight was just a first response to u.s. threats. the north says there could be, quote, second and third measures of greater intensity. right now the united nations security council is holding an emergency meeting on this matter. overnight, north korea conducted an underground nuclear test in the area. the blast was so strong it registered on the u.s. geological surveys a 4.9 blast. president obama called the test a highly provocative act. he said north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles pose a threat to international peace and security. he goes on to say the united states will also continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. >>> taking a look outside right now. look at that shot. another mild start out there. but some more winter weather is on the way. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with the first forecast. good morning. >> it sure looks nice. beautiful sky over the region. we've had the sunshine since dawn. sun rises getting earlier and earlier, 7:03 this morning. a few clouds, northeas
just want to know she's okay. >> reporter: and two weeks ago, the u.s. embassy in lima, where the couple was last seen, issued a security warning for americans, saying that a criminal organization may be planning to kidnap u.s. citizens. >>> wall street bounces back a little today. [ stock bells ringing ] >> the markets were not able to wipe out monday's losses. the dow was up 16. s&p up 9. nasdaq up 13. >>> let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> reporter: jp morgan chase is cutting 4,000 jobs or about 1 1/2% of its work force. that's on top of the 1200 jobs the bank shed last year. the cuts will mostly in from the consumer banking and mortgages division. jp morgan is just the latest to shrink its staff. goldman sachs and others all trimmed jobs in 2012. better than expected earnings in home depot and macy's, helped stocks bounce back from their biggest sell-off in months. the fed's low-interest policies are giving support to an economy suffering with high unemployment. bernanke also war
to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. north korea has been warning for weeks that it was about to test its nuclear arsenal. on tuesday morning, it exploded a bomb in a facility one kilometer underground near the same location of its nuclear test in 2006 and 2009. >> there is concern that they could come up with a delivery system for their nuclear weapons. >> reporter: last week the u.s. and south korean navies launched military drills in the region as a show of force. north korea's test demonstrates a significant split from its main patron, china. recently beijing warned leader kim jong-un against any weapons tests. >> they've said publicly that there would be real consequences for north korea. what those consequences are we have to see, but i suspect it's going to be more than an angry lettered. >> reporter: china is one of the few countries supporting north korea's fragile economy and could respond by cutting financial aid. this latest test may provide evidence of the strength of north korea's nuclear arsenal. >> if this is a uranium enrichment tes
, washington. >>> the u.s. travel association has launched a texting campaign urging congress to fix the sequester and warning that starting next week, travelers could be looking at big delays. some republicans say that is an exaggeration. bruce leshan continues our team coverage from reagan national. >> nearly 2/3 of us already think flying is too much of a hassle. the u.s. travel association says the sequester is likely to smack us with even more headaches. >> completely unacceptable. we have to get it together. >> they are saying we can't prosecute them for a job not well done. >> travel experts say if the sequester cuts go through, you could just see a sea of red on these airport messaging boards. delay, delay, delay. it could you an hour to get through the tsa check points, 2 to 3 hours if you have to get through customs. >> is there any hope you'll solve this by friday? >> there's hope, there's optimism. people that say we can't do it. >> the transportation secretary says r 689 says $689 million in faa cuts will force them to layoff employees. tsa workers will face seve
's on capitol hill. >> there could be, but for now, nothing going. a couple votes in the u.s. senate. a democratic vote to replace cuts in ten years, but the pay fors and cuts take a decade, including a 30% minimum tax rate for income amounts of over $5 million. as a republican plan, allows flexibility for the president to go and fill in the spending cuts from elsewhere in the budget. neither proposal will pass. the president meets with congressional leaders tomorrow at the white house. the rest of congress out at that point when spending cuts, automatic spending cuts begin tomorrow. leaders skeptical saying it's just a foe toll opportunity. -- photo opportunity. no deal, but voting is this afternoon. dagen: thank you. as we edge closer to the deadline, the impact of the cuts on the economy, on the market, could they be more drastic than investors bet on? to break it down, a professor at the international business schools, jeremy hills in studio with me, managing director at tf marketing advisers. katherine, will the impact on the economy, an economy only growing one-tenth of a perce
think that if you actually are going to be able to target eve an u.s. citizen that is meant to do us harm, which this administration has said i think rightly we have the right to do, then there should be in camera, right to congress, that has oversight for our military. they tear ones who declare war. they're the ones that raise moneys for our military and provide for rules and regulations of our millionth by the constitution, should be able to then see post facto and watch to make sure that we have not gone too far. that's happened before as you know. and so therefore that's when you can review the processes if it has to remain classified. >> representative davis, and not implying here this is a major scandal at all, but the saying does go that the cover-up is always worse than the crime. >> right. >> is there any sense that's what's going on here? >> well, i don't think anybody foresaw the wide application of drone usage that the administration's undertaken. and i think you're going to have to have some transparency in terms of when are they going to be used, what are the protocols
's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program constitutes a threat to u.s. national securityty and to international peace and security. ♪or north korea has been warning for weeks it was about to test its l. nuclear arsenal opinion on tuesday morning it exploded a in bomb in a facility one kilometerunderground underground, near the same same location location of its nuclear test in 2006 and 2009. >> there is concern that they could come could come up with a delivery system for their nuclear weapon weapons.eporter: l >> reporter: last week the u.s. .s. and south korea navies launched military drills in the region as a show of force.fo north korea's test demonstrates ificant a significant split from its main patron china. recently beijing warned leader ns kim jong-un against any weapons tests. >> they've said publicly there rea. would be real consequences for north korea. what those consequences are we have have to see but i suspect it's going to be more than an angry of letter. >> reporter: china is one of the few countries supporting north could respond korea's f
. the u.s. and south korea are holding emergency meetings and later this morning, the united nations security council is scheduling to meet about that test. >>> president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight. the economy is expected to be the central focus, the president laying out a plan to boost the middle class and create more jobs. first lady michelle obama will sit with the parents of hediah pendleton. >>> proceedings are under way at the vatican to set up the conclave that will choose the next pope. in a surprise announcement monday, pope benedict xvi announced he was stepping down due to his age. >>> a five-day cruise to the caribbean turn into his quite appear ordeal with passengers getting sick and saying the boat smells, quote, extremely sick. >> a fire on board a carnival cruise ship was stranded with more than 4,000 people on board. >> reporter: the carnival triumph departed galveston, texas on thursday enroute to the caribbean. now, it is headed to alabama after a fire in the ship's engine room knocked out the vessel's propulsion system leaving more
. syrian rebels do not want to go to the meeting because they are frustrated that the u.s. and europe have refused to provide arms and other aid and create a no-fly zone. secretary clinton had proposed that along with defense secretary leon panetta last year, at least proposed arming and training some rebel groups but the president rejected that plan last year. tomorrow, of course, the biggest problem, the biggest obstacle that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will face to getting rid of the assad reg seem russia. will he meet tomorrow in berlin with the russian foreign leader. that's a very big challenge. a visiting tour, nine countries in 11 days. natalie? >> andrea mitchell traveling with the secretary in london this morning. thank you. >>> more legal trouble for the pistorius family this morning as it's revealed the so-called blade runner's older brother is facing vehicular manslaughter charges for the death of a woman in a 2008 auto accident. meanwhile, pistorius awaits his trial for the murder of reeva steenkamp. >>> cuban president raul castro began what he says will be his f
are now battling islamic rebels. we'll talk about the possibility of the u.s. taking a greater role in that country with aid. >>> and in less than an hour, president obama will sit down with two of his most vocal republican critics as mentioned. john mccain, lindsay graham headed to the white house. first read team will join us with scoop on the meeting in a few hours. what could be accomplished? we'll find out. >>> but first, today's money minute, here's a look at wall street. "news nation" is back in three. [ man ] i've been out there most of my life. you name it...i've hooked it. but there's one... one that's always eluded me. thought i had it in the blizzard of '93. ha! never even came close. sometimes, i actually think it's mocking me. [ engine revs ] what?! quattro!!!!! ♪ quattro!!!!! exciting and would always come max and pto my rescue. bookstore but as time passed, i started to notice max just wasn't himself. and i knew he'd feel better if he lost a little weight. so i switched to purina cat chow healthy weight formula. i just fed the recommended amount... and they both lo
assassin," including his examination of the four people who have successfully assassinated u.s. presidents. it's about 40 minutes. >> so a couple, let me count it, one, two, three, four, five -- fourteen days ago in new york city we broke the guinness world record. we were trying to break the guinness world record for most secret decoder rings used in one place. that is the nerdest thing you can do with your -- nerdiest thing you can do with your time ever. we broke the record, it was great. nothing was nerdier except being in a bookstore on a friday night, people, okay? [laughter] so just, i pity all of us really, all of us. um, i want to say the most important thing of all. it will be, i promise, the most important thing i will say tonight, and that is thank you. everything i say after that will be straight downhill, and i'll tell you, i'll save some of the specific thank yous for the end. what we're here to talk about is "the fifth assassin," and people always say where do you get your ideas for books? i'll tell you about this store. because of dakota, no one gets crazier mail than me.
. ♪ stay in the groove with align. >>> the u.s. government is spending about $3.8 trillion this year but if there's no deal by friday night, agencies will have to cut a fraction of that, about $85 billion clarz. so our big question is that, why would that amount have an impact in the overall economy. tom foreman is analyzing that. have you figured it out, tom? >> when you look at the $3.8 trillion, all these different programs out here, if you've cut out this amount down here, 85 billion, how can can that little slice of all this make a difference? one of the reasons it makes a difference, one of the reasons is because washington is not really looking at the whole budget and they haven't for a long, long time because what you have to consider is that all of the entitlement programs are out of the equation and these programs are bigger than all of the other programs. we aren't really cutting a whole budget. we're talking about putting these cuts in part of the budget. if you look at what has happened to entitlements, look at just defense spending. here's defense spending which is way
. howard, will you dot honors? [applause] >> u.s. senator, vice president of the united states, nobel peace prize recipient, as cor winner, best selling author, any one of these superlatives alone would be enough to suggest that our next speaker is a force with which to be reckoned, but when combined into one individual, it is evident that al gore is a force of nature. he is always been on the leading edge of promoting the internet as a tool for greater communication, of climate change as one of the greatest perils of our time, and in his latest book, "the future," of the key medical technological, and philosophical drivers checking our world. ever the big picture thinker, al gore explores how we may harness these epic change agents for the good. although his public professionalized had it not been without controversy, his record of accomplishments speak to the life lived on the precipice of passion, purpose, and possibility. on behalf of the savannah book festival, it is by great honor to introduce to all of you al gore. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much, thank you. t
this, terrorists have put together a list of ways to avoid becoming the target of a u.s. drone attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." . >>> we begin with yet another sensational turn of events in the oscar pistorius murder case. after a week of shocking and sometimes heartbreaking testimony, pistorius is now out of jail. the one-time olympic athlete who is known worldwide as the blade runner still faces charges of murdering his girlfriend on valentine's day. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us. update our viewers, robin. >> reporter: hi there. thanks for having me. can you believe it, it's only eight days ago that oscar pistorius admitted to shooting his girlfriend on valentine's day. it's been such a roller coaster ride for all of us watching this tragedy, slowly learning about all of these new details and one part of the story which is certainly not over did come to some conclusion today as os star pistorius walked out of court and is spending the night at a family home. take a look at this. a media frenzy on a road at rush hour. cameras trying to see what's behind t
test under kim jong-un, who said the test is aimed at ferocious u.s. hostility towards north korea. in december, also successfully tested a long-range missile, capable of reaching hawaii. the white house is calling this a highly provocative act. and calling on actions from the international community. there's very little the u.s. or the u.n. can do at this point since strong sanctions are already in place. in fact, this morning, north korea is saying, we will consider search of our ships and other sanctions by the international community as an act of war. and, josh, they say it will bring on relentless retaliatory attacks. >> we will certainly keep our eye on this. martha, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, there's word this morning of a new poll out, planned for the u.s. forces in afghanistan. the pentagon is reportedly pushing a timetable that would keep some 8,000 troops in the country after the mission officially ends next year. white house advisers have pushed for a more aggressive withdrawal. the president is expected to announce a final decision soon. >>> an outpouring of su
, rattling u.s. markets. separately, though, home depot reporting strong earnings this morning. home improvement retailer thanking the turnaround in housing as well as all that repair work done in the wake of super storm sandy for those increasing profits. natalie? >> courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange, thanks. >>> airports, as you know, can be very frustrating places but there is no reason to get this angry. take a look. chinese government official flew into an epic tantrum when he learned he had missed his flight -- actually, his second flight that he missed. he took his anger out on airport staff and two innocent computers. the video has gone viral on chinese social media and now he has been suspended from his post and he faces punishment charges. guys, you'll notice security is standing off behind that rope there. turns out because he outranks the security guards, they were afraid to step in, if you can believe that. >> that and a chair. >> yeah. >> you might be able to say former government official. >> yeah. >> pretty soon. >> i think that's going to happen. >> nata
. in afghanistan, president karzai wants u.s. special forces out of a key province. he's accuses them of working with afghan citizens to torture and even murder people in the region. the u.s. has rejected the claims u.s. forces carried out any such crimes. >>> secretary of state john kerry has arrived in london. it's the first stop on a nine country trip. it's his first official overseas mission as secretary of state. this morning he sat down with british prime minister david cameron to discuss the situation in syria and iran's nuclear program. >>> in cuba, the end of the castro era is in sight. yesterday president raul castro began his second term, but announced it will be his last. castro says his country is at a place where it's ready for a younger generation to lead. >>> today begins the last work week for pope benedict xvi. the 85-year-old pontiff is set to retire thursday night. yesterday he delivered his final public blessing in st. peter's square, telling the crowd, "god told me to go." he reassured the world's 1.2 billion catholics that his decision to retire does not mean he's abandoni
. and we talked about what the assassins have in common. also u.s. presidents have things in common too. and when you're surrounded by that secret service every day and you're getting these reports every day, eventually that has to disappears that fear that you and i would all feel eventually becomes part of the job. and that's a good thing for me. so from obama to bush, that is a good thing. i think that fear does disappear, and i'm not sure i would do much better, but the details you see about the president in this week are base -- in this book are based on my interactions with bush and how e reacted. so when you see the president reacting here, it's obviously much better to be informed by a real person. .. fiction is its best when it has one foot in the gallery and in terms of the places, finally got to decamp david. i had never been to camp data before and i didn't even know it can't did it. the camp david of courts we have all heard of it but what is this place and what did they do their camp david has security that is better than the white house. what is going on there that they h
, including gun violence. derek mcginty is anchoring our state of the union coverage live from the u.s. capital. derek. >> lesli and anita, this will be the president's fourth message. what is new tonight, this is a president fresh off reelection at the peek of his political power. why there will be plenty of political theater tonight. the president's real agenda is moving his agenda. he wants to get things done. the economy and jobs, manufacturing, infrastructure. he'll focus on education reform and energy. the most controversial topic is likely to be gun control, where there will be plenty of guests from both sides of the issue in the house galleries and pointed out by the president as the speech goes on. that would be the political theater, i mentioned a few sentences ago. let's go to tara for the rest of our preview. >> president obama wasn't offering a preview of a state of the union address to reporters this afternoon. >> white house aides say improving the economy and creating jobs will be front and center when the president speaks to congress and the country. >> as he outla
-mails and financial transactions all stopped on january 25th. ironically weeks before the couple went missing, the u.s. embassy posted this warning to u.s. citizens of potential kidnapping threats in the cusco area by a criminal organization. francine said we are praying and hoping they come home soon. the family made a missing person's report and has been working with the u.s. embassy in peru. and the state department issued this notice asking anyone who was seeing the couple to report it. the family said all they can do is wait. from fresno, california, eric rosales, fox news. >>> and closer to home, a skier died after an accident at the resort in western maryland. the authorities say the 38-year- old lost control while skiing on an expert level. he was the second man to die on the same ski slope this winter. last month, a 40-year-old rockville man was killed after crashing into trees. >>> the senate intelligence committee is getting what they asked for. coming up, we'll tell you what the white house agreed to hand over. >> plus, and a cloud of controversy over the vatican. the new reports coming ou
committee will meet today to discuss ways to help the cash strapped u.s. postal service. committee on homeland security and governmental affairs will hear from the postmaster general and the president of the american postal workers union. they will eliminate saturday delivery and will increase postal sees as ways to cut costs. >> fairfax county parents concerned about school safety are encouraged to attend a community meeting tonight. the meeting will be held at 4900 stone possible fraud in chantilly beginning at 7:30. -- at stonecroft boulevard. >> we are checking in with jacqui. snow in the forecast. >> don't be so excited. snow lovers will be disappointed. you really have to go north and west in the higher elevations 4 simulations. i don't think we will see much. it will not affect anybody in the d.c. area. you probably will be having dinner and all by the time it arrives. 36 degrees at this hour, until of 30, wind out of the north northeast at 7. clouds beginning to move in. we have fair skies right now. high, thin clouds across parts of the area. most of the rain will hold off
. >>> john cary on his first overseas trip as secretary of state. meeting with u.s. embassy employees in london. earlier the secretary talk with british prime minister david cameron about the crisis in syria and iran's nuclear program. the uk's foreign secretary told kerry that jump starting peace talks this year is critical. secretary kerry will visit nine countries in 11 days. at tyco integrated security, we consider ourselves business optimizers. how? by building custom security solutions that integrate video, access control, fire and intrusion protection. all backed up with world-class monitoring centers, thousands of qualified technicians, and a personal passion to help protect your business. when your business is optimized like that, there's no stopping you. we are tyco integrated security. and we are sharper. they're coming. yeah. british. later. sorry. ok...four words...black monkey? a baboon? hot stew saturday!? ronny: hey jimmy, how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? jimmy: happier than paul revere with a cell phone. ronny: why not? anncr: get h
. >>> the u.s. military command in afghanistan announced just a few hours ago that its report about a decline in taliban attacks last year was incorrect. they are calling the mistake a clerical error. the military is preparing to release the correct numbers which would show no drop in the number of talks. >>> a noontime ceremony is planned in new york city to mark the 20th anniversary on the first alternate attack on the world trade center. the city will honor the six people who died in the 1993 bombing of the garage below one of the twin towers. more than a thousand others were hurt. six islamic extremists were responsible for this attack. >>> 7:15. now we're just three days away from those automatic budget cuts becoming law. president obama is traveling today in his fight to prevent the budget cuts. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the president wants republicans to compromise. kyla? >> reporter: dave, senate democrats came up with a plan that includes both spending cuts and tax increases. senate majority leader, harry reid, was on the floor just a moment ago. re
of cyber war fair. akoording to an intelligence report, the u.s. is a target of a massive possibility of information being stolen from major u.s. industries. the white house is expected to issue an executive order this week to establish a volunteer system aim at helping big companies share threat information with the government. >>> as we head back to work this week, yet another gas spike at the gas stations. the national average now standing at $3.59 a gallon. prices well over $4 in states lycra xwrauz of higher oil prices. and pipeline maintenance. >>> and finally the national anthem that went oh, so horribly wrong at one minor league hockey game. take a look. that's the fellow that handles the mascot for the bakersfield condo condors. fell on the ice. and the 29-pound bird was -- waernding. as you might expect, vultures not used to spending time in the rink. on to boards. on to the bench. and i don't blame those big, tough hockey players for getting on to the ice. they say the bird's got a ten-foot wingspan. >> they have all that padding on. >> he walked up the tunnel and benched h
's headlines from around the globe. "los angeles times" says the u.s. forces prepared to comply with afghan strike limits. >>> the norm timeses says the white house plan s tos to conduct a project. it would gain insight into perception and consciousness. >>> "the washington post" says republicans are sending signals that chuck hagel's bid to become defense defense de de-secretary of state will come up. they say there's a reasonable time to have those questions'ed. >>> and "usa today" says hugo chavez made a return. it was announced via the president's official twitter >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by aarp. real possibilities. >>> people all over the world are looking up after a series of close encounters with meteors and asteroids. we'll find out this morning how scientists keep track of these space rocks before they get this close. >>> plus danica patrick makes history at daytona, becoming the fastest qualifier for the great american race. >> there's a lot of things and people that go into getting a full position at the daytona 500. i'm a smal
. and we talk about what the assassins have in common, u.s. presidents have things in common, too. when you're surrounded by the secret service every day and get these reports every day, eventually that has to disappear. that fear that you would feel, just becomes part of the job, and that's a good thing to me, so from obama to bush or anyone before or after, that's a good thing. that fear does disappear, and i'm not sure i would do much better, but the details you see about presidents in this book are based on my interactions with bush and what i saw there and how he reacted to that. so when you see the president reacted to his assassin here, it's better to -- we all know there's nothing easier to write about than a president, yes, mr. passport, no, mr. president. it's a terrible scene but when you feel it with redeal tails, fiction is best when it has one foot in reality. and the place we got explore, got to do camp david. i had never been there before, and i didn't know what camp david was. i knew the camp david accords. but what is this place that they go and do this? sign accords there
it to be an emergency. >>steve: there are some senators on the republican side in the u.s. congress who are trying to give the president a little more flexibility even though he currently has plenty of leeway to figure out a better idea to make the cuts as painless as possible. but right now it looks like he's going for maximum pain for political gain. republicans want to give him more flexibility. yesterday where he was there in virginia, he said i don't want that flexibility because it's not easy to do it. also in anticipation of the looming sequester, i.c.e. has started releasing hundreds of illegals in this country. according to foxnews.com, it looks like they're going to release up to 10,000 to try to save money. >>gretchen: why? i understand they're trying to save money. but are you telling you're going to release illegal immigrants before the sequester actually takes effect? >>steve: they have. >>gretchen: it is one thing to release them possibly on friday. but to release them before? i don't really get that logic. here's senator marco rubio and speaker john boehner. >> the solution to all
brennan until he gets more information about a deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the south carolina republican accused the white house of stone walling his request for more information. hagel is the president's pick to lead the pentagon. brennan is in line for lead the cia. >> i do believe if he had picked up the phone, called the libyan government, these folks could have gotten out of the airport to the annex and the last two guys may very well be alive and if he did call the libyan officials and they sort of blew him off, that will affect whether or not i would give foreign aid in the future to libya. but if he failed to call on behalf of those people under edge, thennic that is a massive failure of leadership by our commander in chief. >> -- under siege, then i think that is a massive failure of leadership by our commander in chief. >>> grammy's top prize. we'll show you who walked away as the night's big winners. we'll tell you about it when we come back. [ anouncer ] ihop is in time square to compare new griddle-melts to your usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor
for a three-day visit. it was part of his visit to the u.s. he celebrated mass in d.c. in front of 46,000 people. during his visit he met with then president george bush and leaders of the washington archdiocese. >> we could see sun this afternoon. tom kierein joins us with the forecast. good morning. >> still low clouds lingering over the metro area. this is what's been happening. we have had the rain move to the northeast. cloud cover breaking up. weather watchers are seeing sunshine near the blue ridge. bright and sunny now. winchester and the panhandle of west virginia, too, from charlestown to martinsburg, berkeley springs up to cumberland. all getting sunshine now. east of there, it is mostly cloudy. a few thin spots. a little sun trying to break out in southern prince william county into charles county. that's going to continue to move off to the east and the cloud cover should begin to erode. where the sun has broken out, winchester is at 50 degrees. petersburg, 59. stanton, virginia, at 58 degrees with sunshine there as well. we are still generally in the mid 40s around the m
stability and threatens ultimately u.s. national security. the president said it demands swift and credible action by the international community. that's where everything comes to a screeching halt because north korea is pretty much sanctioned out at this point. unless china decides to cut off oil supplies and other goods to north korea, it appear there's no stopping the north korean regime at this point. >> what's china's response? immediate neighbors to the west. a blast -- if i were china, i'd be a hell of a lot more concerned about them setting off nuclear devices than in the united states. look at the map, they're literally in the shadow of china? any response from china or belief inside the pentagon or this administration china will eventually step up and start exerting more pressure on the north koreans to become a more responsible state? >> one of the biggest fears in that region is it will spark some kind of regional nuclear arms race. both south korea and japan in the past have threatened to start developing their own nuclear weapons. no signs they're doing that yet. we go back to
valley a base of 25-96 in.. >> thank you erica. this justin. new-home sales in the u.s. jumped in january from the previous month to the highest level since july 2008, a sign that the housing recovery is accelerating. new-home sales rose nearly 16 percent last month to what would be an annual rate of 437,000. the percentage increase was the largest in nearly 20 years. steady job creation and near-record low mortgage rates are sparring more americans to buy homes. >> at the same time, the number of previously occupied homes for sale is that 13 year low. the shortage create more demand for new homes. currently wall street is up. the dow is up by 80 points. the dow was off over 200 is today. >> thank you marc. the search continues for young oakland couple disappeared about a month ago. jamie neal and their hand were last heard from on january 25th. there are improved for a viking adventure. we're now hearing from neal's sister stacy fingers, she is concern that her sister may not be safe. >> she's my sister! i'm just not going to listen to anyone until she calls me. i have not seen a video o
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this morning, traffic deaths in the u.s. surged last year. there were about 36,000 deadly crashes last year. that's up from beg your pardon 35,000 in 2011. first time in 7 years traffic deaths have gone up. officials believe the improving economy and mild winters could be why more people are driving. also could be texting while driving. >> speaking of which, a heads up for virginia drivers, a ticket for texting while driving could cost you a lot more. a bill was passed by the senate yesterday increasing fines to $250. second offense fines would start at $500. the legislation is now awaiting the governor's signature. the law would make texting while driving a primary offense. it means drivers can be pulled over and ticketed for texting. before drivers could only be cited if they were pulled over for another violation first. >> and dc law makers are tackling a traffic issue. the length of time yellow lights at intersections last. council member is spear heading the investigation into whether some yellow lights are shorter than others. set a standard for the lights despite the fact dc's depart
popular meat balls from european menu. what does that mean for stores here in the u.s.? plus, givening back. holly morris will join us live with a look at organization giving back to families for years. 8:22. we'll be right back . ♪ ♪ ♪ [ woman ] looks like another glorious week in florida. ♪ that...was...awesome. ♪ [ female announcer ] how do you make your family vacation this epic? go to visitflorida.com. >>> pope benedict has altered the rules of a conclave that will choose a successor. >> but as the cardinals arrive in rome, scandal is rocking the vatican. sarah simmons joins us live. >> a lot of controversy surrounding as he is stepping down. this latest break with tradition was as unexpected as the decision to retire. for the first time ever, a cardinal has recused himself from the conclave process. >> pope benedict xvi signed a special legal document clearing the way for cardinals to move up the start date. the normal 15 day transition period to start the process to choose a new pope was set in 1996 and could only be changed by another pope. it was one of pope benedict
's in democratic hands in the u.s. senate and the house in republican hands and needs to be a compromise to be able to move things forward. >> thank you very much. have a great weekend. >> you, too. >> thanks a lot. >>> gun crimes taken on a higher profile since the shootings in newtown, connecticut, which reignited the heated debate. as michael isikoff reports, law enforcement officials say serious gaps in the country's gun laus make it hard for them to do their jobs. >> reporter: fbi agents seize add video of the neo-nazi conventi convention. >> reporter: while investigating the owner of an ohio sports goods show. there was an arsenal and what authorities say was a possible racist threat. >> the fbi averted a catastrophe in this case. >> reporter: the store owner, a convicted felon, charged with stockpiling 18 firearms illegally, including assault weapons, shotguns, high capacity magazines and more than 40,000 rounds of ammunition. >> they were all over the place. one in the coat pocket. >> reporter: he served 13 years for homicide in an ohio state prison. under federal law, he was barred from ow
news conference. >>> right now a crippled cruise ship slowly but surely making its way to u.s. port. it's hours away from arriving. how carnival is trying to repay passengers. >>> 6:29. we're keeping a close eye on the roads, ice all over the place. it's causing huge problems. meteorologist tom kierein is on the storm team 4 weather deck. what are you seeing out there? >>> we got wet overnight from the snow that melted on roadways, accumulated on grassy areas, and rain. not only are the roads getting icy but so are the sidewalks. front steps, watch out as you step out your front door. we did get a coating of snow. this photo sent in by one of our viewers, eldersburg, maryland, west of baltimore. looks a lot like this across much of montgomery county into loudoun county, points north and west of washington. about a half inch to an inch of fresh coating of snow on the grassy areas mainly, melting on roadways. now the roadways are freezing up. temperatures near freezing all around montgomery county, most of prince george's, arlington, fairfax, as well. watch out, the roads are slick, so ar
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